Cox and M-1 Global Split Ways, Fedor’s Officially A Free Agent

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Updated: March 26, 2008
fedor a free agent

fedor a free agent

According to former M-1 Global CEO Monty Cox in a recent interview Sherdog,

“The group that formed M-1 Global is still together and we’re going to remain together and put on an MMA event….It won’t be under the name M-1 Global because that is definitely associated with Emelianenko Fedor and the Russians, and we’ve come to an agreement that we’re going to part ways.”

“We have different philosophies….It’s just the way that it is. For me, I’m not as concerned about all the glitz and the glamour of the show; I just want to have good fights and I want to make money. That was my goal.”

“We spent well into six-figures of attorney fees trying to get the contract written, let alone signed….In the end, we could have went ahead and signed the contract and went off with Fedor, but I don’t think we would have been successful.”

“I am looking at June 14 to do our first show in Chicago….This will be a show, well, bigger than I am used to doing, somewhere along the lines of an [EliteXC] show or a WEC with a bigger headliner….It won’t be the UFC…..We don’t have that kind of money to throw away. Now, without Fedor, I expect the show in Chicago to turn a profit.”

7 Comments

  1. tom

    March 26, 2008 at 6:47 am

    fuck fedor

  2. Boris

    March 26, 2008 at 8:11 am

    Why don't he sign with the UFC so he can fight the top fighters and see if his record is padded or not!

  3. Jorge

    March 26, 2008 at 8:12 am

    That way Randy would also come back.

  4. roy

    March 26, 2008 at 8:20 am

    the only top hw's the ufc has is nog who fedor already beat 3 times and tim and aa who may be leaving.theres more top h.w.'s out of the ufc right now.

  5. Robert

    March 26, 2008 at 9:49 am

    Yeah, go work for minimum wage.

  6. Boris

    March 26, 2008 at 10:16 am

    True the UFC HW's aren't at their best right now but there's no real fights for him outside there either. Plus Randy would come back if Fedor went to the UFC and that's the real fight people want to see. Who's he gonna fight in EliteXC, Kimbo? lol

  7. Tony

    April 14, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    the ufc HW division is weak why should he have to beat the same people again for less money? and its not fedors falt that he didnt go to ucf its that little girl dana whites falt he wont let fedor fight in sambo once a year and offered him a BS contract like he did to randy. so dont blame fedor its danas falt. and i dont think that fedor will ever go to ufc becaues he has too much respect for fighters un like ufc fighters that think they are better then they really are. i have heard fedor say that he dosent condiser himself the best in the world.i think he is too good for ufc.

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